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congestion and milk allergy in children

Posted by Denise on August 23, 1999 at 14:19:55:

A few months ago I asked Dr. Stoll about my toddler's chronic congestion. he suggested that I try eliminating milk, then wheat, to see if that helped to clear it up. I eliminated all dairy products, and his congestion was gone in only two days. Now he drinks soy and almond milks, and he's doing great.

My problem is, I have family members who seem to be under the impression that a child can't possibly survive without dairy products, just because they grew up fine with them. Unfortunately one of those people is my husband, so it's been a battle of wills ever since our child started drinking soy milk. He is very much an anti-medication person, so I always argue "why would you give your child something that makes him sick?" He's finally coming around. But what a battle!

Well, I just posted this to let other people know how they might solve their kids' allergy problems, as well as the kind of battle they might be in for!



Re: congestion and milk allergy in children

Posted by
Robert McFerran on August 23, 1999 at 22:54:09:

In Reply to: congestion and milk allergy in children posted by Denise on August 23, 1999 at 14:19:55:

Denise,

Ask your husband where children living in northern europe got milk only 200 years ago? Cattle were not indigenous to these areas and in fact the ground was so sparce that it would not support enough grass that would in turn support herding cattle in Scotland and most of Ireland.

American Indians never saw a cow much less drink their milk until very recently.

If your husband is perplexed by the lack of milk altogether or only the recent (last 200 years or so) use of milk he should investigate futher. In the meantime you can give your kid some calcium hydroxyapetite to supplement his calcium intake from other foods.

Bob



Re: congestion and milk allergy in children (Testimonial. Archive under ears, allergies and fathers.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 24, 1999 at 15:03:59:

In Reply to: congestion and milk allergy in children posted by Denise on August 23, 1999 at 14:19:55:

Thanks, Denise.

With this simple expedient, we could eliminate more than 90% of all recurrent ear infections in children. Forget about the fact that cows' milk causes the majority of juvenile diabetes and the allergies you have mentioned.

I can understand the docs not telling people about this because it cuts so deeply into their income but fathers????

Namaste`

Walt



Re: congestion and milk allergy in children

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 24, 1999 at 15:06:15:

In Reply to: congestion and milk allergy in children posted by Denise on August 23, 1999 at 14:19:55:

By the way,

Listen to Robert. Cows' milk is a terrible source of calcium because of the calcium/phosphorus ratio being reversed from that of human milk.

Walt



Thanks Bob and Walt

Posted by Denise on August 24, 1999 at 20:45:44:

In Reply to: Re: congestion and milk allergy in children posted by Robert McFerran on August 23, 1999 at 22:54:09:

Well, the other argument I gave was that humans lived on meat, vegetables and fruits for thousands of years and they survived fine without dairy. Also, dairy aggravates my asthma and allergies, so what can he expect? Our kid's got half my genetic code! Well, he's coming around... the big challenge is going to be visiting the in-laws (they live abroad), so I really have to have my husband on my side.

The soy milk I buy is fortified with calcium, and I do make sure he takes a multi.

BTW, thanks so much for this BB. I've learned a lot here and from all the books you've recommended.

Denise



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